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"The Paper" connecting all Whiting fr Davis interests. 

Volume 4 

Plainville, Mass., February 1, 1923 

Number 3 

Showing MAP PIN tfc WEBB'S, Ltd. — One of the Largest Retailers in 
Montreal, Can., who Handle the Better Grade of W.tfc D. Mesh Ba<;s. 

The New Wadco Easel a Great Success. 

The latest idea in the Whiting & Da- 
vis Co. merchandising — and what now 
appears to be the best in many a day — 
the new Wadco Display Easel, is getting 
a reception from wholesaler and retail- 
er which our rosiest hopes could not 
have pictured. 

It consists of an easel, covered with 
attractive watered silk, affording a plain 
but rich background of "Whiting" blue 
against the gold or silver bag rests. One 
easel is packed in each box. As the box 
is also covered with watered silk of the 
same color, it can be effectively used 
as a base of the easel. 

The custom was, before the advent of 
this Wadco easel, to display a Mesh 
Bag by either laying it flat against some 
cloth in the show case or window, or 
hanging it from some book or standard. 
If it lay flat, the customer could not 
very well see it to advantage. And if 
it were hanging up a considerable part 
of the beauty of the design was lost, 
especially if it were a fringed bag. 

With the Wadco Easel, all these dis- 
advantages are overcome. There is al- 
ways an attractive background, which 
helps so much to sell any displayed ar- 
ticle. As the easel of course tilts, it is 
very easy for the customer to see the 
bag at its best. It allows the fringe to 

be spread out most attractively. 

The Wadco Easel makes use of an- 
other very sound and effective princi- 
ple of display and that is that any arti- 
cle, to appear at its best in show case 
or window, must not be shown too close 
to others. The use of the Easel prac- 
tically compels the separation of the 
displayed bags. 

The beauty of silver or gold is best 
shown by a pleasing contrast. This is 
effected by the "Whiting" blue back- 
ground. And all seasoned salesmen 
know that women, particularly, are sus- 
ceptible to color effects. It is, therefore, 
easy to understand why this display 
idea is doing such work in stimulating 

There is nothing that aids a manu- 
facturer more than creating and in- 
creasing good will among his retailers 
and wholesalers. And as the surest way 
of all to create good will is for a manu- 
facturer to help his dealers to sell his 
goods, it is evident that the Wadco 
Easel is working, and will work for a 
long time to come, in creating good will 
for the Whiting & Davis Co. 

It is also indisputable evidence that 
this company is the leader in merchan- 
dis'ng as well as in design, improve- 
ment in construction and craftsmanship 

Deliver The Goods 

by Mgr. Berkley of the 
Mesh Machine Dept. 

You have asked me about some of 
my ideas about how to get along in 
your work and how to get ahead in the 
game of life? 

Well, first of all, my idea is that it's 
pretty much up to every man to decide 
whether he makes a fizzle or wins suc- 
cess. Of course, success isn't the same 
thing to every one. No matter where 
you work or what you do, success is 
making good right there. You've got to 
figure out your own idea of success and 
then go after it. It makes no difference 
where you are or what you do. 

But one thing is sure — you'll never 
get there if you're going to start by 
making excuses for your own faults, or 
blaming somebody else for your mis- 
takes and failures; when some babies 
fall they bawl, others don't — they have 
spunk and sense enough to get up and 
not do it again. 

I've found out that when I start say- 
ing if or but, that's when I start going 
down hill. 

Excuses don't go anywhere very long. 
The thing to do is to deliver the goods 
and not offer excuses for not delivering. 
Get after yourself first, and may be 
you won't have to get after anybody 

The person who wins in the game of 
life is the one who comes across with the 
real goods — not with excuses. That's 
how I've figured it out. Nobody in the 
world will cash an excuse — and that's 
the real test. 

Beware of the man who always agrees 
with you. He usually has an axe to 

( Dick. ) 


Below is a list of Radiophans in the 
factory. If there are any who have 
been missed kindly send in the names — 

Jack Zilch, Fred Lynds, Mr. Bartlett, 
Henry Hemmingsen, Ralph Hemming- 
sen, Erwin Sylvia, Louis Whiting, 
James Gleason, Jack Brant, Charles 
Cobb, Happy Dorset, Shay Futlon, Paul 
Entwistle, Emile LeBlanc. 


Wadco News 

Publish k i) Semi- Monthly 
by Employees of Whiting- & Davis Co. 

Plainville, Mass. 
Editor . . H. B. Rowan 

yJssociate Editors 
Lawrence Cook Canadian Factory 

Harriet Wales, Woonsocket Branch 

Sol'd Mesh Dept. 

Unsol'd Mesh Dept. 

Spiral Dept. 

Mesh Dept. 

Stamp Dept. 

Tool Dept, 

Bench Dept, 

Rhea Larock 
Rita Ahrams 
Elsie Hemingson 
Dick Barton 
Frank Gaddes 
Erwin Sylvia 
Frank Brown 



I succeeded by continuous hard work, 
and by following the maxim, "Pay as 
you go, and never go an inch further 
than you can pay." I was tempted of- 
ten enough to venture out on the end 
of a limb after a cluster of fruit, as 
every business man is, but I stuck to the 

If I was a crank about getting cash 
for my lumber, I was just as cranky 
about paying my bills on the instant, 
and I haven't got over it. In my early 
days, when I first began to deal with 
banks, I was asked often if I would re- 
new my notes on their expiration. My 
answer always was that when a note of 
mine fell due it would be paid in full, 
and I lived up to that platform. 

If I were giving advice to young men 
if would be to be a crank on paying 
bills. It is not alone that it gives you 
credit with others, it is the self-disci- 
pline it promotes. 

As for hard work, I did it to begin 
with because I wanted to get on. I do 
it still for the best of reasons because I 
enjoy it, and because once a man begins 
to let up, he slacks away too rapidly. 
Self-indulgence is a treacherous vice. 
Give it an inch and it will take a mile. 
Hard work can cure more ills, physical, 
mental, and spiritual, than all the drugs 
in the pharmacopoeia. — Robert R. Sizer, 
head of the New York lumber firm of 
Robert R. Sizer and Co., in the N. Y. 

Mary Hoyt was a visitor at the fac- 
tory last Thursday. She has promised 
to see to it that we hear more of our 
Woonsocket Branch in the future. 

Retail jewelers report themselves very 
well pleased with the business done at 
Christmas time. 


Chef Olsen 
of the Factory Restaurant 

The past year has witnessed a decid- 
ed change for the better in the results 
attained in the Factory Restaurant. 
Credit should be given to the Boosting 
Committee appointed a year ago for the 
efforts put forth in reducing the loss 
from running by $1000. The last year 
showed a loss of $2400 compared with 
$3400 for 1921. 

thousand and three meals were served 
during the past year. 

It would seem that this good work 
will bear still greater fruits when the 
Restaurant is housed in our new Rec- 
reation building. 

The gain shown the past year has en- 
couraged the management to put in 
more equipment to enable it to take 
care of a la carte service in the even- 
ing for those availing themselves of the 
comforts of the Recreation Building. 

It is our intention to form a Restau- 
rant organization for the betterment of 
the service. Undoubtedly many good 
suggestions will be made at the meetings 
to be held. 

The thanks of the management are 
extended to all who in any way helped 
along our factory restaurant in 1922. 
A cordial invitation to new employees 
is extended to get acquainted with the 
good things to eat which will be tempt- 
ingly in evidence in our new quarters. 

Let as many as can, support this now 
necessary service, for many have said 
they would not know what to do if with" 
out it. Yours for good food and plenty 
of it at reasonable prices. 

—Chef Olsen 

Sayings of Unsoldered Department — 

Alice R. — Ain't that nice. 

Alice L. — I nearly died Laf-in. 

Doris M. — Hey, Billy. 

Diana B. — My husband. 

Anna L. — Mind your own. 

Annette D. — Oh! Arthur. 

"Will you cut my lets," a question 
asked of Mrs. Greenhalgh quite often 
during the day. That would help Mary 
very much. 


We wish to express our sincere 
thanks to the employees of the Can- 
adian Branch factory for their sympa- 
thy shown at the death of our dear lit- 
tle Marie; also for the many beautiful 
flowers sent. 

(Signed) Mr. and Mrs. Pelletier. 

The above Card of Thanks is from 
Mr. and Mrs. Pelletier, who have re- 
cently suffered the loss of their little 
daughter. This has been a particularly 
sad case as all three of their children 
have been ill and in the hospital for 
some time, and finally the oldest one 
passed away. We trust, however, every- 
thing now will go well as one of the 
children has returned home and the 
other is showing rapid improvement, al- 
though still in the hospital. 


In every organization there are those 
who have the ability to see how things 
could be done better. It is to those that 
this column makes its appeal for sug- 
gestions as to the elimination of waste, 
improvement in machinery, increase of 
production, better quality, short cuts or 
savings of any kind for the benefit of 

Send in your suggestions. The Wadco 
will print them in its Suggestion Col- 
umn. They must be signed with your 


The bowling score below tells a story 
all its own. An opportunity to recover 
prestige will be given in the near fu- 












108 117 
95 97 

118 118 
83 95 

113 97 



517 524 435 1476 

89 112 84 285 

95 90 97 272 

97 78 101 277 

87 93 92 272 

109 85 86 

477 459 450 1386 



Australia exports 24,000,000 rabbit- 
skins every year. 

An expert cigarette-maker will roll 
2500 cigarettes a day. 

A caterpillar will eat twice its own 
weight of food in a day. 

With sleeping accommodation for 200 
passengers, and able to carry 100 tons 
of freight for a non-stop run of 4000 
miles an airship 900 feet long has been 
designed by a German engineer. 

The first submarine telegraph cable 
across the Atlantic was successfully 
used in 1858, the first message sent be- 
ing a greeting from Queen Victoria to 
the United States President. 

The native of Iceland is dependent 
upon his own resources for all the ne- 
cessities of his family. He makes his own 
clothes, builds his own boats, and shoes 
his own horses. 

Piccadilly, the famous London thor- 
oughfare, is said to have received its 
name from the "pickardil," a collar 
worn by men of fashion in the seven- 
teenth century; these were sold by a 
merchant who built himself a house, 
Piccadilly Hall, which stood where Pic- 
cadilly now runs. 

In Queensland there is the thickest 
coal seam in the world. Its average 
thickness is 93 feet; the whole depth is 
of pure coal. 

Wood is heavier than water. It is the 
air trapped in the many cells that makes 
it appear lighter. When wood has been 
in water for some time this air es- 
capes, the wood is waterlogged, and will 
not float. 

The longest bridge in the world is 
that built over the Great Salt Lake in 
America. It is twenty miles long, and 
is built entirely of wood. 

Kangaroos can leap 70 feet with ease. 

Elephants continue growing for forty 

One pound of cork is sufficient to 
keep a man afloat. 

Four hours' hard thinking exhausts 
the tissue as much as ten hours of man- 
ual labor. 

8EWA«6 OP ~V 

tiUlTm^&MVIi Co 






With your kind permission, I would 
like to say a few words on a subject 
which at the present time, seems to be 
the most talked of in this country, and 
that is "Radio." Of course, by some it 
is taken as a joke, but that is to be ex- 
pected of anything new. Take the 
automobile for an example. When it 
first came out people thought it would 
never become practicable, but today it 
is a necessity. If I am not greatly mis- 
taken, in years to come, "Radio" will 
become a necessity. At the present 
time it is only in its infancy, but even 
so it is a very entertaining infant. Take 
of an evening when you can tune in on 
Grand Opera from Chicago or dance 
music from Boston or switch over to 
Louisville, Kentucky, and hear a few 
Southern Melodies, one takes "Radio" 
a little more seriously. You also get 
the benefit of all the large social func- 
tions such as recently took place in 
New York City when the American- 
Italian Association held a dinner and 
reception to the new Ambassador to 
this country from Italy. Each notable, 
as he enters the Hall, is announced 
through the microphone, also the way 
they are dressed, the interior decora- 

tions of the Hall and the way the 
speakers are seated at the tables is 
mentioned, so with very little imagina- 
tion, one almost feels they themselves 
were in the Hall. 

On a Sunday morning if you are in- 
clined to be religious, you can listen in 
on a Church Service. It also can be 
used to good advantage in advertising 
as recently in the U. S. Mint robbery 
in Denver, the numbers on all the bills 
stolen which were of the five dollar de- 
nomination, were broadcasted from 
Station W-E-A-F New York City, 
so you see it opens up new channels 
for running down criminals. Who 
knows but that in the future we may 
be listening in some evening and hear 
something like this — 
W-A-D-C-0 Station .... I wish 
to announce to the public in general 
that a certain jewelry firm have been 
trying to imitate Whiting & Davis 
Company mesh bags. For -self -protec- 
tion, style and durability, insist that 
you buy the original Whiting & Davis 
Company mesh bags. This is Station 
WADCO, the home of Whiting 
& Davis mesh bags, signed off — C. A. 
W. . . announcing; Good-night." 



Why does Rachel always smile when 
Walter looks at her? — She must have 
heard that he needs a new cook. 

Mary Cooney says that Charles Foy 
has promised to hire a taxi, to take 
them home from Bates Theatre, the 
next time they go in a snow storm. 

We are pleased to announce that 
"Billy Fisher" has been appointed 
manager of the "steam pipe wrapping 
department" with Annie Galligan as his 

We_ are wondering who will win in 
the race for the soldier boy, Annie G. 
or Rachel? 

Josephine McQuaid has requested 
the editor to ask Stephen, through this 
paper, to keep his feet underneath his 
own chair. 

To attract the children to Toyland. 
the Rampe Store of Ottawa, Ohio, 
staged an unusual stunt when the man- 
agement distributed free one thous- 
and new pennies to the kiddies of the 
town who visited their toy department. 

Of course the time and place of the 
distribution was previously announced 
in the daily papers and the management 
couldn't help but report that the stunt 
was a most profitable one. 

Wouldn't you give $10 to get every 
kiddie in town into your toy depart- 
ment, of course accompanied by a par- 

We sincerely wish it was spring for 
Lilly McKeon's sake. 


The Boston and Providence Turnpike as it now Looks with the January Accumulation of Snow, 

Showing Wades IIili in the Background. 

Caught in the Mesh 




Elinor Landry has returned with cold 
sores from a stay in the Mesh Machine 
Department. The young lady undoubt- 
edly met a Rudolph-Val. 

May Bell seems to be taking up 
Coueism judging by her remarks on 
Sunsets when the shades are drawn. 
She says "Oh, what beautiful Sunsets." 
No one, of course, can see them. 

Vera Phanistiehl uses a "Water 
Clock." The other night she arose from 
her bed, started to dress, when her sister 
informed her it was just midnight. 

The girls of the Spiral Department 
have a clock which has a chunk of gum 
used as a pendulum. 

Ethel Anderson and Elsie Hemming- 
sen attended the Passing Show of 1922 
in Boston. 

Funny Newhouse made a master key 
and now the girls can have their banks 
opened conveniently. 

Charles Newell, location Coloring 
Room. Eggs, Chickens, Fowl and 

Marion Bialis contracted sore knees 
from sliding. Forgive us, Marion. 

Rhea Larock celebrated her nine- 
teenth birthday last week. Congratula- 
tions were showered upon the popular 
young lady to the accompaniment of 
real blushes. 

Sam Kenyon is introducing a new 
form of solitaire, the game being played 
with a "wrist watch." Here is a case for 
Sherlock Holmes, undoubtedly. 


Roller Skating is responsible for some 
of our girls falling. 

Florence King would just love to go 
sleigh-riding. We wonder with whom. 

Will someone please buy a new record 
for Mrs. Diana Rheaums? Her latest 
record is "My Husband" — so tiresome, 
you know. 

Isn' it a good idea at the beginning of 
the New Year to consider our financial 
standing? The practice of thrift is be- 
ing fostered in the factory by the Man- 
facturers. Xmas Club and Plainville 
Savings & Loan Association, both of 
these institutions sencj representatives 
to the factory to receive deposits. 

It has been said that a man is likely 
to become a burden to society, that is, 
to need help from others unless he has 
accumulated the following amounts : 
At the age of 25, $ 342.00 

At the age of 30, 801.00 

At the age of 35, 1,413.00 

At the age of 40, 2,106.00 

At the age of 50, 4,014.00 

At the age of 55, 5,355.00 

At the age of 60, 7,146.00 

At the age of 65, 9,000.00 

Ida Myers went to see "Charlie's 
Aunt" in Providence last week. 

Rumor has it that Tina Gauvin has 
broken two or three hearts the last few 
weeks. We cannot furnish names in 
this matter. 

Jessie Bourgeois, Florence King and 
Francis Joyal made a shopping trip 
recently to Providence to purchase 
Easter finery: Watch for us, boys! 

The girls are wishing Ray Lanphier 
better luck in the future in keeping the 
rubberneck within bounds. 

Girls of the Soldered Mesh! Why will 
you persist in getting Paul's goat. Don't 
forget he has traveled in "Turkey." 

Vivian St. John has been out sick 
the past week. 

Mary Boyle, Celina Morrison and 
Rose Boyle decorated the sidewalk in 
front of the Post Office one night re- 
cently when all three went down to- 

Rose Boyle and Celina Morrison 
came in Saturday all "Togged Out" and 
maintained an air of mystery all morn- 
ing. Now what were they up to? 

Ethel Bakek and Estella Sulham are 
welcomed to the Soldered Mesh Depart- 
ment. Both are newcomers. 

The mountains between here and 
Bungay are quite impassable. The trip 
should only be attempted with the fol- 
lowing equipment, a flivver, snowshoes. 
shovel and stout heart.